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Re: Skip Game

Postby Bruceswar on Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:39 pm

tobinov wrote:
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tobinov wrote:Shouldn't this be called a "stall" rather than "skip" feature?
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No because you are skipping over it in the list of games to play. You are not really stalling it.

From the opponents point of view, you are not taking your turn - I consider that stalling.


Actually stalling is when you purposely drag out the game. For strategic reasons it is just good strategy.
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Re: Skip Game

Postby mpjh on Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:44 pm

I don't know. A stall implies something is wrong, like a stalled plane, or a stalled relationship. A skip is lighter, more airy, implying availability at some point in the near future.
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Re: Skip Game

Postby Orwell on Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:22 pm

Bruceswar wrote:
tobinov wrote:
Bruceswar wrote:
tobinov wrote:Shouldn't this be called a "stall" rather than "skip" feature?
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No because you are skipping over it in the list of games to play. You are not really stalling it.

From the opponents point of view, you are not taking your turn - I consider that stalling.


Actually stalling is when you purposely drag out the game. For strategic reasons it is just good strategy.

But you *are* purposely dragging out the game by not taking your turn.
It may be considered "good strategy" to some, but it is what it is: stalling.
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Re: Skip Game

Postby Orwell on Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:27 pm

mpjh wrote:I don't know. A stall implies something is wrong, like a stalled plane, or a stalled relationship. A skip is lighter, more airy, implying availability at some point in the near future.

Exactly. I consider something to be wrong when you do not take your turn on purpose.

A true "skip" would mean you do not take your turn and the next player goes. Just saying.
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Re: Skip Game

Postby mpjh on Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:47 pm

Oh, get over it. Sometimes in team games you have to wait for your partner to weigh in. Besides you have 24 hours in casual games.
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Re: Skip Game

Postby Orwell on Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:55 am

mpjh wrote:Oh, get over it. Sometimes in team games you have to wait for your partner to weigh in. Besides you have 24 hours in casual games.

There is nothing to get over, I just stating my opinion, mate.

If this is intended for partnered-games then the compromise is to have the "skip" turn option be limited to those games.
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Re: Skip Game

Postby Leehar on Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:42 am

tobinov wrote:
mpjh wrote:Oh, get over it. Sometimes in team games you have to wait for your partner to weigh in. Besides you have 24 hours in casual games.

There is nothing to get over, I just stating my opinion, mate.

If this is intended for partnered-games then the compromise is to have the "skip" turn option be limited to those games.

It doesn't have to be only for partnered games either. Sometimes in large multiplayer games (specially escalating) you need to think about your turn and whether you can get an elimination. It's natural to need to think through your turns a bit, and if you just don't have time at that moment, it's natural to want to skip the game and get to something which you can play easier (1v1's etc)
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Re: Skip Game

Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:33 pm

Right. I rarely play Team Games---but I often want to play my games in a specific order for whatever reason---maybe I want to complete all the games where I have wrapped up first, or maybe I want to play all the initializing games. This allows me to play the order I want easily.


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Re: Skip Game

Postby Metsfanmax on Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:13 pm

tobinov wrote:
mpjh wrote:Oh, get over it. Sometimes in team games you have to wait for your partner to weigh in. Besides you have 24 hours in casual games.

There is nothing to get over, I just stating my opinion, mate.

If this is intended for partnered-games then the compromise is to have the "skip" turn option be limited to those games.


It seems like you fail to realize that this is just a shortcut for manually going to My Games and selecting a different game to play. People who "stall" will do it anyway - no reason to make them suffer.
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Re: Skip Game

Postby Orwell on Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:45 pm

Metsfanmax wrote:
tobinov wrote:
mpjh wrote:Oh, get over it. Sometimes in team games you have to wait for your partner to weigh in. Besides you have 24 hours in casual games.

There is nothing to get over, I just stating my opinion, mate.

If this is intended for partnered-games then the compromise is to have the "skip" turn option be limited to those games.


It seems like you fail to realize that this is just a shortcut for manually going to My Games and selecting a different game to play. People who "stall" will do it anyway - no reason to make them suffer.

No need to patronize me, I understand it's function.
I disagree with the term.

And yes, I get the message.
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Re: Skip Game

Postby Metsfanmax on Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:59 pm

tobinov wrote:I disagree with the term.


You can't disagree with the term - it is an accurate description of what you are doing. You might also think that it could accurately be described as "stall the game," but that doesn't make the current description any less valid.
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Re: Skip Game

Postby Orwell on Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:48 pm

Metsfanmax wrote:
tobinov wrote:I disagree with the term.

You can't disagree with the term - it is an accurate description of what you are doing. You might also think that it could accurately be described as "stall the game," but that doesn't make the current description any less valid.

Yes, I can, in fact, disagree with the term. I can consider it less accurate, less descriptive, even deceptive - I don't, but I could - that is the beauty of language.

Anyway.
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Re: Skip Game

Postby MrBenn on Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:01 pm

If we're going to moan about the name, let's come up with some viable alternatives...

Delay
Postpone
Hold Fire
Adjourn

or perhaps something more descriptive, like 'Send to Back', 'Back of the queue' ?
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Re: Skip Game

Postby Orwell on Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:15 pm

MrBenn wrote:Delay
Postpone
Hold Fire
Adjourn
Send to Back
Back of the queue

Stall

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Re: Skip Game

Postby mpjh on Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:45 pm

Let's call it tobinov's button.
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